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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,698 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Toyota Sequoia engine problems

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2001 Toyota Sequoia Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 072016


  • 10 miles


The vsc trac, vsc off, brake and ABS lights came on and are stay on until the engine is shut down. Sometimes the lights come on as soon as startup. Sometimes when idling. Suspension is very stiff, and steering seems affected as well as engine seems to lug when driving and the lights come on.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Apr 242015


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated intermittently and that the vehicle went into a limp mode. The contact mentioned that each time the failure occurred, the vehicle was extremely slow to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V148000 (tires). For years, the dealer was unable to explain why the recall repair was not completed. The contact was also not able to determine when that recall would be performed. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 272013

Sequoia 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
After coming back from trip, me and my family were heading home (we were about 2 miles from home), and upon coming to a red light, I stepped the brake pedal on my 2001 Toyota Sequoia, and the car came to a complete stop; but when the green light traffic came on, and as soon as I let go of the brake pedal, and about to press the gas pedal, the car just stalled ( also with battery light on indication lit, check engine on, ABS lit, vsc trac lit, vsc off lit, brake light indication lit, ABS light). So, first thing I did is turn off the engine, put the car in the park gear ( at the same time my foot is on the brake pedal), but as soon as I turn on the engine, put the car in drive and let go of the brake pedal, the car stalled again. Next thing I did is let 2 people push the car while in neutral to put the car in a safe place where there is no traffic, upon them pushing the car, they left, and the car was still running even no one pushing it, and came the scariest 20 seconds of my life, car made a loud annoying grinding sound, car still moving, even with emergency brake on, my foot on the brake, key removed from ignition, car placed in park, in other words I had no control of the car. After 20 seconds, the car came to a complete stop, and we got out of the car scared and shaking, I thought we were going to die that day, but thank god the car stopped, or maybe my kids angels helped avoided an accident. Also good thing there was no heavy incoming traffic, there was 1 or 2 cars only in the way that stayed out of our way. I need help, Toyota has to recall and fix it because is a safety issue and also it is the right thing to do, if not I will be reporting these to the better business bureau and the local state consumer Agency.

- National City, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 172012


  • 151,783 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The contact stated that the rear frame and exhaust were covered with rust, which caused the vehicle to fail state inspection. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and the contact was advised that the vehicle was not safe to drive. The manufacturer stated there were no related recalls to the failure and stated that the issue was not a manufacturing issue. The manufacturer provided the contact with case number: 1207170084 and offered no additional assistance. The failure and current mileage was 151,783.

- Carlisle, MA, USA

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